Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Crochet Baby Blanket

We have a new baby coming to our family so I used my family crochet pattern for the 36" square body from Bella Shimmer and then added a scalloped edging in green and brown Comfort DK.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Camping at Council Grove

Hubby went on a trip with the guys so my girl Melanie and I met up at Council Grove Lake for some fun in the sun and camping with our dogs. While I got a little showy with my Coronaville theme, the weekend really turned out to be all about the dogs.

Sure had a good time with ya, Melanie and Gunther!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Blanket Complete

The scrap sock yarn blanket is now complete and ready to go. I made it just the right size to roll up as a pillow or stuff in a backpack. It's going to be my new traveling companion!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Prairie Ride

Shared a little slice of freedom with a dear high school friend, Paul, riding the prairie back roads today. It was a day trip for him to put on some miles and get comfortable with his new bike. For me, it's much more than just riding. It seems that the older I get the more things are constantly changing. I find comfort in the familiarality of spending time with old friends who really know me and where I come from. Now it's just a bonus when they ride too!

Monday, June 06, 2011

Heartbreak Monday

I started the day with a trip to the vet to find that my beloved dog Sassie has bone cancer. I really wasn't expecting such devastating news and only wish I had just one more day with her. But, she was in pain and we had to let her go. I will miss her energetic and adoring presence in my life.

This afternoon, my Aunt Blondie lost her 2 year battle with cancer. Growing up she treated me like a daughter, inspired creativity and served as the matriarch of our family. While it was such a difficult day, I feel blessed I was able to be with both of them to the end. God be with you, Blondie and Sassie.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Engagement Celebration in Santa Fe

New Mexico calls to me like no other place (besides Sturgis) so when neice Amy announced her engagement-and they both ride-a road trip was in definite order to Santa Fe. There's an unexplainable comfort in being with family and sharing our common interest in motorcycling. And I must add that Amy is one of the most spirited and adventurous individuals I know and she makes us proud. We had two days/1,300 miles riding time, nice accomodations, and two days of sightseeing in Taos and shopping in Santa Fe. Congratulations, Amy and Jason!